ANAHEIM, Calif. -- One win isn't going to turn around a season, but let's just say this right now: The Angels needed this one.
Zack Greinke needed it, the struggling offense needed it, the team's uncertain hopes needed it. The season was beginning to fill with frustration, but now the Angels can regroup and maybe start to rebuild.
They got everything they haven't been getting lately: strong starting pitching and a robust offense. After losing three games in a row and nine of 12, they brushed past the Cleveland Indians 9-6 at Angel Stadium and actually gained a game in the American League West.
So all is not lost. Not now, not yet.
"If you're talking about frustration, there's always going to be frustration if you're not where you want to be and what your record is," manager Mike Scioscia said. "But it's just one game. You want to carry it over.
"I think the confidence is going to build in our team when we start to roll out there every night with a chance to win, no matter who ...